Swarmshop Hacker Marketplace Leaks Stolen Data Cards, Government ID Numbers
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Swarmshop dark web marketplace is the target of a breach that has exposed some of its stolen data. The leaked data includes payment card numbers from banks in nine countries, US Social Security numbers, as well as Canadian Social Insurance numbers.
Swarmshop has 623,036 stolen payment card numbers posted for sale. Government ID numbers were also exposed.
The stolen payment cards were posted on Swarmshop but leaked to another online forum.
The tranche of that exposed stolen financial data and sensitive personal information also includes almost 500 bank accounts, 68,995 US Social Security numbers, and 597 Canadian Social Insurance numbers.
Swarmshop has been selling stolen data in its dark web marketplace since about 2019.
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More than 600,000 payment cards were leaked and issued by banks mostly in the US, but also from eight other countries.
- United States (62.7%)
- China (14.02%)
- United Kingdom (3.24%)
- Canada (3.09%)
- France (3.07%)
- Singapore (1.6%)
- Brazil (1.32%)
- Saudi Arabia (0.99%)
- Mexico (0.86%)
The exposed data was found online by cyber security researchers at Group-IB.
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The data breach also includes records information for:
- Four shop admins
- 90 stolen data sellers
- 12,250 buyers of stolen data,
- The buyer data contains usernames, hashed (encrypted) passwords, account balance. For some of them their contact details are exposed
Credit cards and government ID cards are not the only data sets for sale I’m dark web marketplaces an underground forum. cyber criminals also steal and sell Gmail account logins in Microsoft Office credentials.
On average hacked Gmail account login credentials fetch about $155.
Stolen corporate Microsoft Office credentials are especially valuable. Email login credentials can be used to compromise your inbox. Cybercriminals look for financial documents, corporate secrets another financial transactions.
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Hackers also use email accounts to reset passwords to banks credit cards another valuable accounts.
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